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ID: 76896
Country: Fiji
Title: Fiji - Pacific Islands Rural and Agriculture Stimulus Facility (PIRAS) - July 2022
Description: Subhashni Lata is a 45-year-old woman farmer and a single mother to 4 children, 3 sons, and a daughter. She plants sugarcane and assorted vegetables on her farm at Kabisi, Nadroga. As a single mother and women farmer working alone can be overwhelming at times.
Through PIRAS Subahshni Lata joined Apisaki Nadalo and both women are working side by side on Apisaki’s farm at Kabisi. These women are both beneficiaries of the PIRAS assistance that provided them with barbered wire for fencing, pineapple suckers, papaya seedlings, breadfruit, citrus plants, and land preparation. Both of them believe that information sharing and empowering other women can increase income, develop a stable rural livelihood and contribute to ensuring food security.

Both have experienced how the power of mutual support and knowledge sharing
can increase income, develop a stable rural livelihood and contribute to ensuring
food security.
“The skills PIRAS has taught us we can just take and use by ourselves. I am using them, and it is fruitful for me.” - Subhashni Lata

In Fiji, as in several other Pacific Island countries, the need to innovate and adapt domestic and regional agrifood systems is increasingly acknowledged as a core recovery strategy. To contribute to this, IFAD, through its Rural Poor Stimulus Facility, and the Australian Government have teamed up to form the Pacific Islands Rural and Agriculture Stimulus Facility (PIRAS), a 3-year,
COVID-19 recovery programme that emphasizes food self-reliance, improved nutrition, and the development sustainable, equitable agricultural livelihood opportunities for rural communities in Fiji and five other Pacific Island countries.
As restrictions ease and borders reopen in Fiji, PIRAS is helping more than 3 200 farmers get back on their feet and increase their income through crop diversification, high quality farming inputs, improved agricultural practices, and expanded access to new markets.
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Copyright: © IFAD/ Laisiasa Dave /PIFON Pacific Farmer Organizations
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